1976-77 O-Pee-Chee WHA #70 — Andre Lacroix

76-77 OPC WHA LacroixGoing through a dollar bin at a show this past weekend I was able to add to the Bobby Hull puzzle on the back of the 1976-77 O-Pee-Chee WHA American All-Stars subset. Lacroix is, surprisingly, the WHA’s all-time leading scorer by over a hundred points which is not bad considering Hull and Howe, albeit aging, played each season the league was in existence. Lacroix bounced around the WHA playing a year with the Blazers in Philadelphia before joining the New York Golden Blades as they became the Jersey Knights. The team was then purchased by Ray Croc of McDonald’s and San Diego Padres fame. He then played a year in Houston and another  in New England, staying with the team for their inaugural season in 1979. This is not a good looking card. I’ve never been a fan of studio shots, particularly head shots. No offense to Lacroix, but he’s not exactly a model and he’s sort of got a cyborg thing going with his eyes. But that’s not the reason why I bought this card or I’m making this post: it’s Bobby Hull’s noggin on the back.

1976-77 OPC WHA Hull Puzzle2All that’s left is the Bobby Hull card itself which I doubt I’ll find in a dollar bin. Next up: the Gordie Howe puzzle from the backs of the Canadian All-Stars.

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4 thoughts on “1976-77 O-Pee-Chee WHA #70 — Andre Lacroix

    • I knew that Bobby only played in a handful of games in ’78-79 but he still technically played in them all.

      We’d be remiss to not mention Marc Tardif, who had a 71 and a 65 goal season with the Nordiques.

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